Former MDC-T MP Timothy Mubhawu allegedly struck his wife with a machete accusing her of having an extra-marital affair with Pastor Manson Munava Mpofu.
The wife, Molleen Elizabeth, sustained injuries and was treated at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals.
Mubhawu (52) of number 17 Donbrook, Acturus in Harare appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Nomsa Sabarauta facing physical abuse charges in contravention of the Domestic Violence Act.
Mubhawu was remanded to June 20 for his trial on $100 bail.
Prosecuting, Mrs Devotion Nyagano alleged that on May 15 this year around 9pm, Mubhawu had a dispute with his wife over infidelity.
It is alleged that Mubhawu accused his wife of cheating with Pastor Mpofu.
He dragged his wife into the bedroom and struck her with a machete on the knee and shoulder.
Molleen was cut on her right palm while trying to block the machete.
She reported the matter to police leading to the arrest of Mubhawu.
She was referred to Parirenyatwa Hospital for treatment and her medical affidavit will be produced in court as exhibit